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Jane Burbank

Jane Burbank is Professor Emerita of History and Russian and Slavic Studies at New York University. Her areas of research are Russian political culture, law, and empire. Her books include Intelligentsia and Revolution: Russian Views of Bolshevism, 1917-1922 (1986); Imperial Russia: New Histories for the Empire, edited with David L. Ransel (1998); Russian Peasants Go to Court: Legal Culture in the Countryside, 1905-1917 (2004); Russian Empire: Space, People, Power, 1700-1930, edited with Mark von Hagen and Anatolyi Remnev (2007). She and Frederick Cooper are the authors of Empires in World History: Power and the Politics of Difference (2010) and Post-Imperial Possibilities: Eurasia, Eurafrica, Afroasia (2023). At present she is working on Russian sovereignty and a monograph on practices and perceptions of state power, based on the Kazan judicial district in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.

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